Satcom Direct and Universal Weather offer datalink/trip planning bundle

Satcom Direct’s FlightDeck Freedom datalink and Universal Weather and Aviation Inc.’s online flight planning and weather services are now available in an integrated and bundled offering thanks to uvGO, Universal’s do-it-yourself mission planning and management solution.
uvGO, available via iPad app and online, allows users to plan, build, and manage all aspects of a mission— from DIY worldwide flight planning and weather, to UVair fuel pricing and arrangements, to airport and FBO information, to total trip coordination through Universal Trip Support. Flight crews can uplink and view flight plans and weather in the cockpit, and display aircraft communications, position details, and messages via uvGO, when on the ground and in the air.
“uvGO integrates all of our services and functionality into one simple interface that has been redesigned around the way business aircraft operators tell us they plan and manage their missions. The seamless integration of FDF into uvGO adds tremendous value for our clients,” explained Denio Alvarado, Universal’s SVP global product strategy, Universal.
The alliance recognises Universal as the preferred trip management provider for Satcom Direct flight deck services, and FlightDeck Freedom is now the unlimited, fixed-rate datalink service offered by Universal. Aircraft operators receive the bundled datalink and flight planning offering through a single contract and a single invoice.
“This collaboration perfectly fits our mission of advancing the industry by both developing new technologies and bringing together the right partners to deliver unmatched capabilities,” said Jim Jensen, SD Founder and CEO.
“Today, the Universal and SD collaboration brings robust capabilities to our customers. In the future there will be a deeper integration allowing us to deliver services that no other trip support provider or datalink provider is offering,” concluded Scott Hamilton, SD’s chief strategy officer.

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